Pacers split pair of games on diamond

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The Switzerland County varsity baseball team split a pair of conference games during the past week.

– On Wednesday, April 26th, Switzerland County fell to Rising Sun by a score of 10-2.

“We threw strikes, but we did not hit our locations, ” head coach Chad Combs said. “You can’t spot a team eight runs.”

Offensively, for the Pacers, Casper Stow was 1-for-4; Kyle Whitham was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI; Caleb Harrell was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored; and Coby Blanton was 1-for-3 with a double. Patrick Stow scored a run, and Dalton Roark had an RBI.

On the mound, Whitham went just one inning and suffered the loss; as he gave up eight hits and six earned runs while recording just one strikeout. Casper Stow went five innings in relief, striking out three, giving up six hits; and allowing three earned runs.

– This past Monday, May 1st, Switzerland County bounced back with a road win over Shawe Memorial, 5-3.

Casper Stow went five innings on the hill to earn the win. The senior struck out nine and allowed just three hits and one earned run. Austin South pitched 1 1/3-innings, striking out two and allowing an earned run; and Whitham pitched the final 2/3-inning, picking up two strikeouts.

At the plate, South was 1-for-2 with two runs scored, two RBI, and he also stole two bases. Casper Stow was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two stolen bases; Kenyon Bledsoe was 1-for-3 with a stolen base; Zack Weaver was 1-for-1 with a stolen base; Nate Thomas was 1-for-3 with a run scored; and Coby Blanton was 1-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base. Patrick Stow scored a run.

Switzerland County returns to action tomorrow (Friday) when they host Rising Sun; and then host Milan on Monday, May 8th. Switzerland County then hosts South Ripley on May 9th for a junior varsity game; and then the varsity takes on Providence on Wednesday, May 10th.